Staff from a Oswestry builders’ merchants division have beaten their ambitious fundraising target thanks to generous donations.

The ten employees from Tudor Griffiths Group took part in the Shrewsbury 10k run to raise funds for Severn Hospice, and they’ve now presented the charity with £1800.

Managing director Tudor Griffiths said: “We’re immensely proud of our colleagues from our builders’ merchants branches in Oswestry, Ellesmere and Nantwich who joined the run, and their hard work and commitment has really paid off.

“We’re particularly grateful to everyone who has been so generous with their donations and thanks to their backing, our colleagues have raised far more than they were aiming for.”

The team presented a cheque to Karen Swindells, a fundraiser at Severn Hospice, who said: “It’s great to see the team from TG Builders’ Merchants take on the Shrewsbury 10k to help support our hospice.

“Their amazing effort means we can be there in the future to help local people and their families when they need it most.”

Mr Griffiths said: “The whole challenge has been a great experience for everyone involved, and it was an opportunity to create a real element of healthy competition between the branches.”

Severn Hospice gives specialist care and support free of charge to families across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and mid Wales, who are living with an incurable illness.

Since 1989, they have supported more than 34,000 people and their loved ones during their time of greatest need. They now help more than 2,000 local people every year.